Friday, October 24, 2008


What's this you ask? It just happens to be the most delicious mouth watering Banana Bread I've ever tasted. And I'm not just saying that because I made it (wink, wink). You should make it too. Here is the recipe (taken from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, Copyright, 1996). I used chocolate chips instead of the nuts for my bread. A little nutmeg would also be a delicious addition to the recipe, I'm sure.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas (3 medium)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat Oven to 350
1. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center of dry mixture; set aside.
2. In another bowl combine the egg, bananas, sugar, cooking oila nd, if desired, lemon peel. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just till moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts.
3. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 oven 50 to 55 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan; cool on rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).
Nutrition Facts per serving: 154 cal., 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 13 mg chol., 75 mg sodium, 23 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 2 g pro.
Daily Values:G>  0% vit. A, 3% vit. C, 3% calcium, 5% iron


Mama said...

How about sharing?

Katie said...

Maybe next time :)